Strategic Planning

I.  Introduction Even with a good measure of hard work, dedication, and commitment, the management of any sizable enterprise requires planning and creativity. This point is even more evident in a franchise system due to the intricacies, importance, and sensitivity...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
I understand that historically during slower economic times, people purchase franchises. Is this true, and why would someone want to start a franchise when the economy is slow? An interesting phenomenon of a general downturn in the economy has often...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Several years ago, I was invited to participate in a retailing conference put on by Management Horizons, the retail consulting arm of Price Waterhouse. While the phrase "Best Practices" had not yet been coined, the impact of the concept was...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Many of our clients have proven to be remarkably resilient during this recession, and yet there are others that have come to us for advice that have not fared as well. And while each difficult situation is different, there is...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Since the post-World War II business environment, franchising has served as a vehicle with which small businesses have grown successfully into national chains. It has also provided individuals with the opportunity to achieve their "Great American Dream" of business ownership....
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
INTRODUCTION Importance of your plan The management of any business is a highly creative activity. The management of a franchise company, because of the differing relationship realities in a franchise system, is even more so. Starting, developing and managing for...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
You don’t need to spend much time reading the Wall Street Journal to understand that our economy is going through a bit of a rough patch. So, for the next year or so, how will the economic downturn impact franchising?...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Execution Pollution “We spent a week off-site to formulate our strategic plan, and six months later, nobody’s using it!” Whether you spent a week away with your management team or several sessions at the office to crank out a plan,...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018